REVIEW: This Week's Issue!

 

Cover
art by Akira Toriyama, Kaito, Daisuke Ashihara, Masashi Kishimoto, Naoshi Komi, Tite Kubo, Yusuke Murata, Eiichiro Oda, Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
If you can't tell by the number of names credited for the art on this cover, it's an very rare SJ cover! Since the digital magazine started, we've tried to keep the covers as clean as possible so you can enjoy the art. But that usually means, only one character or one series. So having this many on the cover at once is cause for celebration! And speaking of celebration, it's the 45th anniversry of Shonen Jump! And you'll find several chapters of your favorite manga in full color! Enjoy! 

Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
by Akira Toriyama
It's been about ten years since Toriyama Sensei has made a new series, but you'd never guess. His art, storytelling, and jokes are as fresh as ever. In fact, that's one of the great thing about Toriyama Sensei, his art style is so unique and "cartoony" for lack of a better word, it doesn't seem to age at all. And for a first chapter of a manga, we learn a lot actually. If I had to write a Hollywood style trailer for this manga, it'd go something like this—Meet Omori, a bitter old man with a tragic past who lives alone on an island. But all that changes when he meets Jaco—a wacky alien with a knack for mischief! Can Jaco's free-spirited ways melt Omori's cold icy heart? Find out in this heartwarming manga by the legendary Akira Toriyama! 

Naruto
by Masashi Kishimoto
Special full-color chapter! This issue is just full of amazing stuff! As far as I can tell, this is the first time we've ever ran a full chapter of Naruto in color, so enjoy it! I know I am! And it looks like the war might be swinging back Madara's way! This fight has gone back and forth so many times! It definitely keeps you on you toes!

Bleach
by Tite Kubo
It looks like everybody's training for the big fight! Renji and Rukia are having a hard time dealing with the dense reishi atmosphere. Meanwhile, Byakuya seems to be on the mend. It looks like the battle lines are forming! 

Toriko
by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
A new terrifying player steps on the battlefield! Cloaked in black, he's gotten everybody worked up. I mean everybody who's still conscious!

World Trigger
by Daisuke Ashihara
Osamu, Yuma and Chika are trying to become A-Rank Border Agents! But first, they have to decide what kind of agent they will be best suited for. Get ready for training!

Cross Manage
by Kaito
It's the conclusion of the big game! The Choran girls have definitely paid the price for underestimating the Fujioka upstarts! But does Fujioka really have what it takes to beat the best? Find out in this emotional finish! 

Nisekoi
by Naoshi Komi
It's a pool party! Well, a pool-cleaning party to be exact! But it's still a chance for the girls to show off their bathing suits and have a good time. That is except Paula McCoy. Can she overcome her painful awkwardness and join the fun?

One-Punch Man
story by ONE, art by Yusuke Murata
This is an astonishing chapter in terms of art. Murata Sensei is again pushing the boundries of manga, or comic book, art. It's near anime-level quality. And it's all color! Truly inspiring.

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda
Another glorious color chapter of manga! This truly is a rare issue! The Straw Hats are up against one of their strangest enemies yet—a large, loud woman named, Giolla, who seems to have the power to change things into strange versions of themselves! What exactly is she doing?

Dragon Ball
by Akira Toriyama
Brutal chapter! Nappa launches a ruthless attack on Tenshinhan and turns him into Tenshin-no hand! And in a desperate attempt to save his friend, Chaozu glomps Nappa and uses his ultimate attack! And one that comes with the ultimate price. 

Extras: Anime Expo Report, San Diego Comic-Con Plans, Naruto DVD Set 15 Feature, Yu-Gi-Oh! Promo Card Reveal, Author Comments

by Urian Brown

Comments

Submitted by WesKR on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 11:11

Loved the full color chapters.

Submitted by yafada on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 13:54

Great job you guys. I liked the cover, really nice.

One Punch Man's color chapter was good and I especially liked the color for the One Piece chapter.
Looking forward to the next issue.

Submitted by John Bae on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 14:30

Glad you liked it yafada! And next time Brown says your name, I'll be sure to remind him you're a dude!
Submitted by ohoni on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 00:25

The color chapters for One Punch and One Piece were both good, the Naruto chapter was a bit too flat, it didn't have any real soul to it and I think looked better in black and white really. The new alien comic was interesting, and it's nice to see new Toriyama work again, but I'm not yet sure if it's going anywhere I'll enjoy. We'll have to see.